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Best audiophile earwax removal system?
I use 3% hydrogen peroxide. You can actually hear it foaming up as it dissolves the wax. Wondering if the poster above using 70% hydrogen peroxide is confusing it with 70% isopropanol? Seems kind of strong to be using in your ears but if it works,... 
Streamer
@thegm How is the streamer working out for you so far? I will be looking for one soon and trying to get a handle on a variety of streamers. The one you have is up there in price so I would expect it to be competitive with the likes of Aurender.  
Speakers on carpet over concrete
I would guess that most brick and mortar audio shops have their speakers set up on carpet over concrete but they may not use spikes because they are always moving gear around.  I think that as long as I can't move or rock the speakers I'll leave t... 
Speakers on carpet over concrete
Thank you all for some excellent options.  I didn't think the bass would vibrate the house due to the mass of the floor.  I'll start with the cheaper options like hockey pucks.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I should add that I have enjoyed reading this thread so thank you to Jay and those who regularly contribute!  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
This thread has been about Jay's journey starting with amps and has evolved into auditioning (owning actually) a wide range of additional gear i.e. preamps, DACs, cables, conditioners, etc. If Jay plans to spend the majority of his time doing YT v... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@wharfy keep pushing the DPLL button after you get to 15 and it should start over at 1, 2, 3... again. 
Bluesound Node as streamer vs Audirvana - My experience
@mrmichaelp I am using the Curious usb cable from my laptop to the DAC. It sounds good to me and don't want to lose anything going to a dedicated streamer.  A little more clarity would be nice if possible.  I do not have the laptop connected to po... 
Bluesound Node as streamer vs Audirvana - My experience
I was also looking at getting a node 2i to replace my laptop as a streamer. I use qobuz within the audirvana software. I have the remote app installed on an iPad so I don't need to get up and type on the laptop when I want to change music. I'd ... 
Dust cover up or down?
Dust cover OFF. It acts like a vibration antenna in my opinion.  
A slant on RFI
If you are that much concerned about it then why not set your entire system inside a Faraday cage? Please report back if you do.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
I thought I'd chime in here and share my opinion of this DAC.  My system was just slightly to the warm side of neutral using Ayre, Pass Labs, and Verity Audio Parsifal Encore speakers. I like where it's at and find it very musical.  If anything I ... 
Speaker relative efficiency/sensitivity when using a high pass filter
+1 @phusis   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
At least you got to see them! And btw, it's the Schnitzer auditorium or as some of us like to lovingly call it "the schnitz."  
A post on AC Voltage Regulators - Why you might want one
Interesting timing. I have been monitor the voltage in my home for about a month now. I started with it placed in a kitchen outlet and it was very stable at 121 volts. One day when I was making toast the voltage dropped about 2 volts. I since m...